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Saison Blanc - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
85
very good

186 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 4
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 02-13-2011

Inspired by crisp white wines, Saison Blanc features New Zealand hops, golden raisins and white pepper for a decidedly bright, spicy, and robust low ABV beer. Finished with Brettanomyces at packaging, this beer will evolve for many more years to come.
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Ratings: 186 | Reviews: 49 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhartley
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of captainbearcat
4.51/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jamison85
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Westyn
4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spacecake9
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Lost Abbey teku glass.
A - Pours a hazy golden straw color with a mountainous, pillowy head. The lacing never goes away. A beautiful looking beer.
S - Yeast and citrus
T - Slightly tart, a little spicy and bitter, reminds me of champagne
F - Dry, medium carbonation
O - Another very good beer from Lost Abbey. I'm not a fan of sours, and this falls more on the tart side rather than sour. Very drinkable, but the dryness means I'll have just one. But I will have it again.

Photo of jellikit
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle.
Appearance: mostly yellow. Slightly hazy. Thin head of large bubbles. Decent lacing.
Smell: Chardonnay-like. Light phenols. Light saison/Belgian yeast.
Taste: light malt followed by wine. Slightly tart, ending with pepper and light hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium-light body. Dry.
Overall: different take on a saison. Has the backbone of a saison, but leans toward a wine. Maybe Bier de Garde or Geuze. Funky, but a good beer.

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of yspiff
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of abagofit
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Slatetank
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this chilled from the corked and caged bottle in a willybecker.

The color is straw golden with light haze and pillowy white head with a fine bead and wavy clinging lace which adorns the glass. The smell is magnificent with a mix of white grape andslight floral aspect with plenty of vinous elements and light grain in the aroma with a mild sweet and earthy odor with slight spicy yet fruity scent of yeast with malt blending with a slight sulfur in the aroma. The feel is very good with nice carbonation level and low sweetness with a light spice texture and mildly tangy yeast with slight peppery texture and malt graininess with slight vinous element in the yeast which also brings a nice dry quality to the feel and still efferverscent in the finish.

The flavor is good with malt up front and a slight spice flavor which is accompanied by yeast mid palate with very dry quality yet nicely carbonated bringing a hint of swetetness and a backdrop to the subtle vinous flavor and earthy peppery aspecet with some mild grain flavor in the finish. Overall I really enjoyed this however it is not exceptional as far as saisons go, although there is nice spice and fruit ...I like how the yeast works in the flavor and raisins add to an overall dry feel which is enjoyyable

Photo of masterofsparks
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of capnamerica
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of twelveinches
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Gbell
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Alodnar
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Samp01
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy golden blonde with a medium white fluffy lasting head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet fruity notes, yeast, mild dried fruit and citrus notes Taste is sweet fruit notes, yeast, mildly zesty and peppery spiced hops. A medium body on the palate with good lively carbonation. Finish is mildly sourness and sweet fruity flavors,yeast, some wildly mild sour notes of white grapes with a mild peppery hops bitterness for balance. A very good flavorful brew.

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of carlos_fleico
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%

350ml bottle poured into a wide-mouth snifter.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with about three fingers of a white foamy head. Good retention - dissipates quickly leaving lacing behind. You can't see a whole lot of carbonation because of the beer haziness. (4.25)

S: The smell is incredibly amazing. Very spicy, peppery, orange zest, citrusy, very refreshing. The smell is also dry and has a slight faint malt aroma on the back of it. (4.75)

T: Follows the nose on many aspects. Belgian spices stand out, peppery notes and the dryness also do. Orange and lime zest suit this brew incredibly well. Taste is very yeasty, really interesting. Slightly bitter. (4.25)

M: Light-bodied, very light but rich in taste. Extremely refreshing, very dry and it has a little bitterness to it. Even though you can't see the carbonation (due to the beer's haziness), you can definitely feel it. Very carbonated. (4.25)

O: This is definitely among my favorite saisons. The aroma is absolutely great, so is the taste. Definitely recommended. (4.25)

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Saison Blanc from The Lost Abbey
85 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.